Edison Ford Home School Programs

Homeschool 2016-2017

The Edison Ford Homeschool Science and Engineering Series will present students with a variety of subjects that challenge the mind and encourage collaboration and innovation. Students will learn to think like Thomas Edison and Henry Ford as they explore and solve a variety of hands-on activities and learn the key concepts and strategies of science and engineering.

Schedule: 

SEPTEMBER 9 • BIOLOGY: THE SCIENCE OF LIFE

Students will observe and learn about the processes of a wide variety of the living things in our world, many right here at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates!

OCTOBER 14 • COMPUTER SCIENCE & GAME DESIGN

Computer science is rapidly changing our world. Students will learn concepts universal in all software environments as they design their own video game.

NOVEMBER 10 • PHYSICS: THE DYNAMIC UNIVERSE

From Isaac Newton’s laws of motion to thermodynamics, this class will change the way participants think about the world around us.

DECEMBER 9 • MAKE ANYTHING: 3D DESIGN & PRINTING

Join this class to learn how to use computer-aided design (CAD) software and see your creations come to life while watching a 3D printer in action!

JANUARY 13 • KITCHEN CHEMISTRY

Students will discover chemistry by combining basic household products in unique and exciting experiments.

FEBRUARY 10 • ANIMATION IN ACTION

Students will learn about the history of film and Thomas Edison's movie-making experience while they create videos to bring their own stories to life!

MARCH 10 • SUPER SOLAR SCIENTISTS

Participants will learn innovative, creative ways to make things move and generate electricity from wind and solar power.

APRIL 7 • ROBOTICS

Year after year, the field of robotics plays a bigger part in our everyday lives. Students will learn about the past and future of this innovative field and work with some of the Wild Wizard’s favorite robots!

• Grades 1 - 3; 10 am - 12 pm

• Grades 4 - 6; 1 pm - 3 pm

Cost:

  • Edison Ford Members:  $15 (one adult; one child) 
  • Non-members:  $25 (one adult, one child) 
  • Each additional child is $15

Details: 

  • Participants are encouraged to arrive early and bring a lunch and share time with other home school families or stay after class and self-guide tour the historic homes, gardens, laboratory and museum. 
  • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
  • NO REFUNDS
  • Full payment is required at the time of registration
  • Subject to availability, limited class sizes

To register or for questions, Contact Leeanne Criswell at 239-334-7419 or lcriswell@edisonfordwinterestates.org